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December 11, 2016

Police: Peeping Tom sought for taking photos through window near Temple campus

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Police are asking the public for help this week identifying a man who took photographs of a woman through a window near Temple University's campus.

On Friday, the Philadelphia Police Department and Temple University Police released surveillance video of the incident.

The encounter occurred Monday, Dec. 5 around 10:30 p.m. on the 1500 block of North 15th Street in North Philadelphia.

A 20-year-old woman told authorities that she was getting dressed inside her apartment when she noticed a man peering through her window. He appeared to be snapping pictures of the woman. When he was discovered, he fled the area.

Police describe the suspect as a 20-year-old, 170-pound white man with long brown hair and a thin build. He was seen on security footage wearing a black North Face jacket and a black baseball cap.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Special Victims Unit at (215) 685-3251/3252.

To submit a tip via telephone, dial 215-686-TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847.

All tips will be confidential.